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Investigation Finds Indian Train Catastrophe Accident, Not Hate Crime

January 17, 2005

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/south_asia/4180885.stm

On January 17, 2005 the BBC News reported, " An Indian train fire that killed 59 Hindus and provoked deadly religious riots in 2002 was started by accident, a government inquiry has said. Evidence suggests the fire began inside the train, not that it was fire-bombed, an investigating judge decided. Most accounts from the time and since said a Muslim mob threw petrol bombs at the train,...

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Abbas Extends Hand in Peace to Israel, Conflict Rages OnRages On

January 16, 2005

Source: The Washington Post

Wire Service: AP

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A13163-2005Jan16.html

On January 16, 2005 the Associated Press reported, "Mahmoud Abbas extended his hand in peace to Israel as he was sworn in as the new Palestinian leader Saturday, but the Israeli army killed eight Palestinians in the Gaza Strip and 46 election officials resigned over alleged ballot irregularities, crushing...

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Germans Increasingly Anti-Semitic, Xenophobic

January 15, 2005

Source: The Washington Times

http://www.washtimes.com/world/20050114-095938-6856r.htm

On January 15, 2005 The Washington Times reported, "Germany is growing less tolerant of immigrants, especially Muslims, and more inclined toward anti-Semitism, regarding Jews in the same vein as foreigners, according to a new study of German attitudes. 'There is no distinction anymore between Jews, foreigners and Muslims,' said Paul Spiegel, chairman of the Central Council of...

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Coalition Unites to Stop Hate Speech

January 15, 2005

Source: Muslim Civil Rights Center Press Release

http://www.mcrcnet.org/ENewsletters/ENews_details_2004.htm

On January 15, 2005 a Muslim Civil Rights Center Press Release reported, "following intense pressure from community groups spearheaded by the Muslim Public Affairs Council, a Santa Monica, CA storeowner agreed to remove signs from her store windows which called Palestinians 'Gaza cockroaches' and Islam a 'pig faith.' Bunnie Meyers also stated her intention...

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African American Muslims Face Double Crises Since 9-11

January 15, 2005

Source: The Northwest Herald/ LA Times

http://www.nwherald.com/StyleSection/308332753332736.php

On January 15, 2005 The Northwest Herald reported, "if there is an American iteration of Islam – and worshipers here insist there is – the Mosque of the Islamic Brotherhood on the corner of 113th Street and St. Nicholas Avenue is it. This thriving, mostly black congregation is a place where Islam has no foreign accent, and where notions of Islam vs. the West...

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Osceola County Residents Oppose Building of Mosque

January 14, 2005

Source: WFTV

Wire Service: AP

http://www.wftv.com/news/4083322/detail.html

On January 14, 2005 WFTV/AP reported, "a group of Osceola County homeowners is fighting to prevent construction of a mosque in the neighborhood. Members of the Albir Islamic Association want to build a new mosque between 17-92 and Tampa Highway. They say they've outgrown their storefront mosque off State Road 535... County planners have recommended commissioners approve...

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Middle School Teacher Transferred After Disparaging Remark About Qur'an

January 14, 2005

Source: Detroit Free Press

Wire Service: AP

http://www.freep.com/news/statewire/sw110059_20050114.htm

On January 14, 2005 the Detroit Free Press reported, "a middle school history teacher in a heavily Arab Detroit suburb has been transferred for telling students that Bedouin Arabs used the Qur'an as toilet paper. The Woodworth Middle School teacher had been under paid suspension since last month as school officials investigated and...

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Shari’ah Law Proposal Supported by B’nai B’rith, Sparking Ire of Islamic and Jewish Feminists

January 14, 2005

Source: The Forward

http://forward.com/main/article.php?id=2547

On January 14, 2005 The Forward reported, "In a move that is angering Jewish feminists, B'nai Brith Canada is supporting the demands of conservative Muslims in the province of Ontario who wish to have the right to use private arbitration based on Islamic law for the resolution of their marital, custody and inheritance disputes. A report prepared for the Ontario Ministry of the Attorney General recommended last...

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Religions Vie for Roles in Tsunami Relief Effort

January 13, 2005

Source: Beliefnet.com

Wire Service: AP

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/159/story_15939_1.html

On January 13, 2005 the Associated Press reported, "Muslim radicals are handing out Qurans with the bags of rice and sugar they distribute to tsunami victims. Christian aid groups have also rushed in, quietly promising salvation in this predominantly Islamic region but fearful their presence could spark sectarian violence. Across the Indian...

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Muslim Girls’ School Judged Best Secondary School

January 13, 2005

Source: The Independent

http://education.independent.co.uk/news/story.jsp?story=600279

On January 13, 2005 The Independent reported, "Britain's first all-girls' Muslim state school has been adjudged the best secondary school in England for adding "value" to children's education. Feversham College, in Bradford, was deemed to have boosted students' performance more than any other secondary school. Each pupil scored an average of 340.3 points - equivalent to...

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America’s Faiths Rally in Tsunami Relief Effort

January 13, 2005

Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune

http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/features/20050113-9999-1c13wrapup.html

On January 13, 2005 The San Diego Union-Tribune reported, "In the aftermath of the Indian Ocean tsunami has come a faith-based response of unprecedented aid, ongoing prayers and questions of why. The outpouring includes millions of dollars from Muslims, Hindus, Buddhists, Christians, Jews and other faiths touched by this catastrophe and...

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Tsunami Unites But Also Divides People Along Religious and Ethnic Lines

January 12, 2005

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2005/01/12/international/worldspecial4/12religion.html?pagewanted=all

On January 12, 2005 The New York Times reported, "Across nations and religions there has been a search for explanations of not only why the tsunami came but why it killed some and not others - and a vibrant, sometimes virulent cottage industry is supplying them. Some discern a lesson that humanity should unite...

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